Capture rounded corners of dialog window

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I thought that Snagit had the built-in ability to capture a dialog window that had rounded corners, where it would use a transparent color in the corners.  It does not appear to be doing this.  Am I wrong in thinking that this was a feature?



I'm using Snagit 2018.1.1.  I've been a user since 2007.
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I think you may be thinking about SnagIt 10?

See if the video below is what you are referring to.

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I don't think that's the relevant video Rick.  It describes how to capture a transparent title bar, or not. Ben was looking for a feature that would capture items with rounded corners and apply a transparency to the small wedge in each corner.  I echo that idea

And I would add, allow user to apply a radiussed corner to all captures, with a degree of radius slider. 
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@Rick thanks for the suggestions, but neither are what I'm looking for.  I want to be able to capture rounded corners that already exist on standard Windows 7 dialogs. 



I did some more searching and now recall that it was WinSnap that had this feature in 2007.  I switched to using Snagit around that time because I really liked the Library feature (and many more things).  11 years later I'm a bit surprised that Snagit still hasn't added this capability (unless it was added and later removed).

Please "Like" this comment to raise awareness and maybe it will be addressed in a future release.
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Likes are good, but Me Too votes are what count.

+1 from me
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I'm not trying to dump sour milk on your Corn Flakes but.
Windows 7 is going the way of the horse and buggy in January 2020. Just like Windows XP. No more security updates, no more updates.

Why would TechSmith want to develop a feature for a soon to be antiquated operating system?

I liked the "Areo" Theme. It was a nice look. It was also a resource hog that overwhelmed under-powered graphics cards. You could disable it in settings. I think Microsoft decided it was a mistake to expect users to know enough to do that "If Necessary". So it's no longer available.

WinSnap still exists today. I was curious about it and looked at it's website. It's says it's a one time purchase, upgrades are free for life. Last release was in 2018.If you've got a key and registered it, seems like you could still get a current version and use it for those rounded captures.

Windows 10 and most applications use sharp square edges.
 SnagIt's One Click 2018 is about the only thing on my computer with rounded corners I'm aware of, and I run a lot of software.
 Hows that for Ironic?


Regards,Joe
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Paul,
I don't disagree with your desire to "apply rounded corners to an existing capture", but it's different from the intent of my original post.  To clarify, if a window already has rounded corners and the area selected was a "Window" region detected by Snagit, I was hoping that Snagit could capture them the way WinSnap does.  I was hoping for this to happen at the time of capture, not post.

I think you would like to have a preset edge effect available to apply rounded corners to any capture.  It is probably better for you to start a new thread and leave a link to it here.  An article titled "Request:  Rounded Corner Effect" might get more attention.  


Is a rounded corner an effect that belongs in the "Edges" category or the "Border" category??

I'm not using Windows 10 so I haven't noticed if some window edges still appear rounded from non-Microsoft applications.  Joe does make a good point that my capture request could be a short lived feature.  A rounded corner Effect though would be useful regardless of what OS is being used.
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Agreed.  That was my intention. 
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Hi all

Personally, I would think of it as an edges effect. And if it existed among the other edge effects, it could be added to a capture profile so it also could be applied at the time of capture.

I dunno, this whole conversation is making me edgy! 

Cheers... Rick :)
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Bordering on insane?
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First, you need to make a selection of what you want to put a radius on.
Not every case, but in many situations.

Be it a Icon, Pop up window, image within an image. Either way, you need to define the boundary's of a selection first.
So you need to start with the rectangular  selection tool. The same workflow as Photoshop.

Get the selection right. And apply a radius based on pixels.
It's always a bit of a crap-shoot as every image is of a different resolution in most cases.
10 didn't work here as shown.


15 looked pretty good.


Auto select is better with outside borders.  WinSnap recognized alpha and didn't select it.

Theres no magic bullet for selections and radius. But I think Select first and apply radius is probably as good as it gets.
Sorry, I have to side with Adobe on this. It's hard to argue with the company that shows everyone else how it's done in most cases.

Smart Move works great on some things.I've been experimenting with it.Provided you only want the image with the radius. "You're not out to salvage the rest of the image"
You just apply Smart Move and Copy to another image.

Magic Wand works pretty good with some practice. It's a little clunky compared  to Photoshops. But I've been using Photoshops for years and it's behavior is more predictable to me.   
 
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